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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is adTech?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that adTech is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.
This one hijacks the browser shortcuts on your desktop, in your taskbar and in your Startmenu by adding a URL.

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How do I know if my computer is affected by adTech?

You may see this browser add-on:

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these Scheduled Tasks:

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and you will see this type of advertisements in new browser tabs:

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How did adTech get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove adTech?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
In some cases this adware blocks Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by adding it to the UAC blocklist.

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You can bypass this using the Task Scheduler. Carefully follow the instructions under Create a Task to run a program without UAC prompts in this blogpost.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of adTech?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes adTech completely.
  • This PUP creates some scheduled tasks. You can read here how to check for and, if necessary, remove Scheduled Tasks.
  • The hijacker alters the shortcuts for popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Opera and FireFox. Read here how to clean your shortcuts.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:

O2 - BHO: adTech - {934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6} - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\pdfie\PdfConv_32.dll
O23 - Service: AppInf - Unknown owner - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\appinf.exe
Possible signs in FRST logs:

 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\recoveredfiles\autochr.exe
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\appinf.exe
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\orlando\Vipp\mbd.exe
 HKLM\...\AppCertDlls: [windows_service_for_control_application_23139093481232] -> C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\advapi.dll [104960 2015-11-19] ()
 GroupPolicy: Restriction - Chrome <======= ATTENTION
 CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
 BHO: adTech Class -> {934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6} -> C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\pdfie\PdfConv_64.dll [2015-11-11] ()
 BHO-x32: adTech Class -> {934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6} -> C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\pdfie\PdfConv_32.dll [2015-11-11] ()
 R2 AppInf; C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\appinf.exe [242688 2015-11-19] () [File not signed]
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\mdb01
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\mdb
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\AppRunner
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\orlando
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\2pP
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\DE10
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\keepup
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\WinKit
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\recoveredfiles
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\DriverMgr
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\pdfie
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\NewNotepad
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\6S4P
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\recoveredfiles
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer
 C:\ProgramData\Convertor
 C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Safari.lnk
 C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Safari.lnk
 C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Google Chrome.lnk
 C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Opera.lnk
 C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Opera.lnk
 C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Mozilla Firefox.lnk
 C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Mozilla Firefox.lnk
 C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Internet Explorer.lnk
 C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Google Chrome.lnk

Task: {0CC2BAEE-D1DF-4BDF-89E9-DF0562298711} - System32\Tasks\keepup => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\6S4P\rinti.exe [2015-11-11] ()
Task: {11A15B44-33DF-4B9C-8291-8198D8030407} - System32\Tasks\2pP => C:\ProgramData\Convertor\Convertor.exe [2015-11-11] (Don HO [email protected]) <==== ATTENTION
Task: {3A30028A-5949-4E41-8E9F-5F7A695393B0} - System32\Tasks\recoveredfiles => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\recoveredfiles\autochr.exe [2015-11-19] ()
Task: {3B610C65-B000-42D3-B128-849489D972D2} - System32\Tasks\mdb01 => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\orlando\Vipp\mbd.exe [2015-10-23] ()
Task: {68A281FE-D805-4C89-A777-C574816DA90C} - System32\Tasks\WinKit => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\NewNotepad\GUP.exe [2015-11-11] (Don HO [email protected])
Task: {B0FCFB54-DDDD-437E-AAF3-3D817BA3D95E} - System32\Tasks\DriverMgr => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\6S4P\rinti.exe [2015-11-11] ()
Task: {DD8EA1E9-E438-4313-BBC2-7A0A8F996336} - System32\Tasks\DE10 => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\orlando\de10.exe [2015-02-05] ()
Task: {E4055C33-1C10-4E9C-B255-2254F4CCFBA6} - System32\Tasks\mdb => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\orlando\Vipp\mbd.exe [2015-10-23] ()
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\advapi.dll
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\pdfie\PdfConv_32.dll
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 19/11/2015
Scan Time: 10:07
Logfile: mbamVonteera.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1020
Malware Database: v2015.11.19.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.11.14.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 309160
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 37 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.Vonteera, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\appinf.exe, 1196, Delete-on-Reboot, [f6e8f08f54376fc7b729daca51b031cf]

Modules: 1
PUP.Optional.Vonteera, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\advapi.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [dfffbbc44942be78677a198bf40d8977], 

Registry Keys: 36
PUP.Optional.Vonteera, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\AppInf, Quarantined, [f6e8f08f54376fc7b729daca51b031cf], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{3FC2D59A-5C76-1E97-30DC-1EC6784419E5}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{63D2A451-3351-178C-7BC4-13C4D58A7652}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{63D2A451-3351-178C-7BC4-13C4D58A7652}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{63D2A451-3351-178C-7BC4-13C4D58A7652}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{3FC2D59A-5C76-1E97-30DC-1EC6784419E5}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{3FC2D59A-5C76-1E97-30DC-1EC6784419E5}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\adTech.adTech.1, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\adTech.adTech, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\adTech.adTech, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\adTech.adTech, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\adTech.adTech.1, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\adTech.adTech.1, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}\INPROCSERVER32, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ShrtCln, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\APPID\{6DD1B906-45FA-4A57-9AC6-01108C25067F}, Quarantined, [de00176887042e08373a5c8425decf31], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\APPID\ADTECH.DLL, Quarantined, [449a81fe0b8063d36efe499744bffd03], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ShrtCln, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\APPID\{6DD1B906-45FA-4A57-9AC6-01108C25067F}, Quarantined, [2ab47708b2d99a9cf57c01dff90a42be], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\APPID\ADTECH.DLL, Quarantined, [fde127587516fa3c3933c11fa261fd03], 
PUP.Optional.Convertor, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\2pP, Delete-on-Reboot, [e8f6e49bf09b0036227bdff13ec5916f], 
PUP.Optional.AdNetwork, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\DE10, Delete-on-Reboot, [ab33c5bab6d5092dce3fd4bb50b2e51b], 
PUP.Optional.AdNetwork, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\mdb, Delete-on-Reboot, [9b4394eb7a11999d5bb3fe91d72b5da3], 
PUP.Optional.AdNetwork, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\mdb01, Delete-on-Reboot, [31ade798315ab284d738e8a70200966a], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\recoveredfiles, Delete-on-Reboot, [be2097e8b6d53bfb9586f3edf013a759], 
PUP.Optional.WinKit, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\WinKit, Delete-on-Reboot, [e3fb92ed5437be7829d65e3034ced22e], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ShrtCln, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\APPID\{6DD1B906-45FA-4A57-9AC6-01108C25067F}, Quarantined, [b12d3e413655f244482906daf1124cb4], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\APPID\ADTECH.DLL, Quarantined, [cd11c0bf9fec42f44428845ceb1823dd], 
PUP.Optional.NoVooIT, HKCU\SOFTWARE\NoVooITSet, Quarantined, [429c0d72206b54e228c98dfc50b318e8], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Vonteera Safe ads, Quarantined, [845a89f68efd5bdb47ef6d33ac577987], 

Registry Values: 11
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKCU\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXT\CLSID|{437B9306-2FDE-4054-A3C9-6B49507C12D0}, 1, Quarantined, [7767a8d7eba00630fa615638ea18d62a]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\APPID\ADTECH.DLL|AppID, {6DD1B906-45FA-4A57-9AC6-01108C25067F}, Quarantined, [449a81fe0b8063d36efe499744bffd03]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\APPID\ADTECH.DLL|AppID, {6DD1B906-45FA-4A57-9AC6-01108C25067F}, Quarantined, [fde127587516fa3c3933c11fa261fd03]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ShrtCln, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXT\CLSID|{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, 1, Quarantined, [d20c66192269bc7ad39f11cfa55e946c]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\APPID\ADTECH.DLL|AppID, {6DD1B906-45FA-4A57-9AC6-01108C25067F}, Quarantined, [cd11c0bf9fec42f44428845ceb1823dd]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ShrtCln, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXT\CLSID|{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, 1, Quarantined, [08d6b1cee4a740f60a684f91b84b7d83]
PUP.Optional.Hoffer, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\APPINF|ImagePath, "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\appinf.exe" service_start_appinf "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\advapi.dll", Quarantined, [c41a5e21414aa096e0e78753ab587e82]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKCU\ACTIVE_PERMISSIONS|{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, 1, Quarantined, [02dcb2cdb7d469cdff6c8957b3508878]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXT\CLSID|{437B9306-2FDE-4054-A3C9-6B49507C12D0}, 1, Quarantined, [835b1966a6e555e11346a9e52dd5f907]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ShrtCln, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXT\CLSID|{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, 1, Quarantined, [22bc007f65269b9b016fe4fcc53ef010]
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, HKCU\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXT\CLSID|{437B9306-2FDE-4054-A3C9-6B49507C12D0}, 1, Quarantined, [d10dc5ba107b01353a1fd5b9ad55d030]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 8
PUP.Optional.Convertor, C:\ProgramData\Convertor, Quarantined, [4c92740b305b191d5d30c4eb748f23dd], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\NewNotepad, Quarantined, [32ac344bd2b938fe23524a97976ca65a], 
PUP.Optional.AdTech, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\pdfie, Quarantined, [dc02d1ae216a1a1c4a30401d9e64f907], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\_locales, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\_locales\en, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 

Files: 39
PUP.Optional.Vonteera, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\appinf.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [f6e8f08f54376fc7b729daca51b031cf], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Hoffer\advapi.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [dfffbbc44942be78677a198bf40d8977], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\pdfie\PdfConv_64.dll, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\pdfie\PdfConv_32.dll, Quarantined, [af2f83fcd4b770c608375aef4ab6c838], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\6S4P\rinti.exe, Quarantined, [6c72453a99f22313398d3b69bc45ef11], 
PUP.Optional.MSIL, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\orlando\de10.exe, Quarantined, [8757720d107bcf679da3cd7cdf2133cd], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\recoveredfiles\autochr.exe, Quarantined, [2ab4ff800b8060d6f9e8ebb96e93d22e], 
PUP.Optional.AdNetwork, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\DE10, Quarantined, [a638e699b6d5a98d41bd9dbecd36e41c], 
PUP.Optional.AdNetwork, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\mdb, Quarantined, [de00a3dc375450e615eace8de41fad53], 
PUP.Optional.AdNetwork, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\mdb01, Quarantined, [a5391e61d4b7ab8bd030d18b30d3a35d], 
PUP.Optional.WinKit, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\WinKit, Quarantined, [14ca4936deadc57132d09fbd05fee21e], 
PUP.Optional.Convertor, C:\ProgramData\Convertor\gup.xml, Quarantined, [4c92740b305b191d5d30c4eb748f23dd], 
PUP.Optional.Convertor, C:\ProgramData\Convertor\Convertor.exe, Quarantined, [4c92740b305b191d5d30c4eb748f23dd], 
PUP.Optional.Convertor, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\2pP, Quarantined, [a23c1669b6d5dd595942f5db71929967], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\recoveredfiles, Quarantined, [f7e7027dadde76c09e7bd70939ca3fc1], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\NewNotepad\gup.xml, Quarantined, [32ac344bd2b938fe23524a97976ca65a], 
PUP.Optional.Vonteera.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\NewNotepad\GUP.exe, Quarantined, [32ac344bd2b938fe23524a97976ca65a], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\chrome_background_compiled.js, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\bottom-left.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\bottom-right.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\btn_hover.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\btn_normal.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\chrome_sbi_compiled.js, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\empty.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\google_search.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\icon-128.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\icon-16.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\icon-32.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\icon-48.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\options.html, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\options.js, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\option_sample.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\sbi.css, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\top-left.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\top-right.png, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\_locales\en\messages.json, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 
PUP.Optional.AdFactory.ChrPRST, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dajedkncpodkggklbegccjpmnglmnflm\1.5.1_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [ce10b3cc44473cfac41e2560ec1847b9], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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Extra removal instructions

This adware disables a number of security programs by adding the certificates signed by these companies to the "Untrusted Certificates".

You can remove these certificates by running the Certification Manager.

You can do this by using the keycombination of "Winkey+ R" to open the the Run box.
In this box type or copy&paste certmgr.msc
Click ok to execute the command and the Certification Manager Window will open.
Select the Untrusted certificates > Certificates and you should see something like this:
certificate2.png

You can delete certificates from this list by rightclicking on them and then choose Delete.
The certificates that were added by this adware and don't belong there are:
  • "ESS Distribution"
  • AVAST Software a.s.
  • AVG Technologies CZ
  • Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
  • Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co.
  • Bitdefender SRL
  • ESET, spol. s r.o.
  • Lavasoft Limited
  • Malwarebytes Corporation
  • McAfee, Inc.
  • Panda Security S.L
  • ThreatTrack Security
  • Trend Micro
If you remove the Malwarebytes certificate from that list, you can skip the addition of a Scheduled Task as described in the removal guide above.
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